re-refined oil quality

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this link http://lubesolutions.com/html/eoilsrr.html exposes some pitfalls to production and quality of recycled oils. in the past I used sams brand when it as available in a 10w30 grade.given the risk,and cost of name brand products this is no longer a viable option. any industry types have comments related to this query.
 
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What's wrong with this statement? "In fact re-refined base oils will never be used to meet the new passenger car motor oil specification GF-3 (API SK) for SAE 5W-30 because of their poor volatility."
 
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That's funny! [Smile] Evidently this expert did not realize that API was going to skip the K letter, (about the year 2001), to avoid any confusion with SK-Oils. Actually, the America's Choice brand of re-refined motor oils are generally conceeded to be of very high quality. Naturally, America's Choice meets GF-4 & API SM, so this expert is just blowing smoke!
 

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despite the author's error,(sk vs.sl/sm),my concern aplplied to the quality of the finished product. it seems the epa has strict guidelines regarding this issue.a voa on re-refined oil would not identify high levels of "pesticides" or "sulfur/phosphorus" or other contaminants/compounds.specifically,this is a caveat emptor situation,ostensibly at least.or is it?see http://www.evergreenoil.com/110_250base.html [ June 05, 2005, 02:40 PM: Message edited by: lewk ]
 
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